Sunday, June 21, 2015

2015-6-21 Father's Day

​Hello family!!

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY! I just want to do a shout out to the best dad in the whole world!! I have seen now a lot of fathers and you are definitely by far the best! I never realized how much I have learned from my dad ( and my mother of course haha) but I am so grateful for his example! I know he's a bit emotional now days, but he still the best person to talk to when you having the toughest time. I love knowing that after my mission is over that I am able to come back to the greatest dad (and family, I don't want to offend anyone ㅋㅋ) But thank you for always supporting me and helping me!~ LOVE YOU TO THE MOON AND BACK!!

This week was a really good one! We got transfer calls and I am staying with 이혜현 자매님 I really enjoy serving with her. She is a really good example and we are going to do amazing things this transfer. This is the first transfer that I wont be dropping off or picking up someone! Crazy, right!? :)

Some highlights of this last week. So this week we really want to see some miracles so we made some goals:
Be examples
Role play our testimonies every morning so that we can do it on the streets
Strictly be Obedient
Set goals from our President's email says
Use time wisely
Exercise our Faith
Pray to be able to find 3 new investigators
Plan lessons by Spirit
Show more Charity

So we tried to use this week and it didn't go has well as planned so for this week we made alarms and reminders so that we are able to do it this week. So if you could pray specificly for these thing haha that would be wonderful! 
We didn't see a lot of miracles but God is always helping us even when maybe we don't deserve it. 
We are making a new English Class just for Young people. We went sticker boarding 3 times now and received over 100 numbers so we are spending a lot of time cantacting these people. Hopefully we will see some miracles from this new class. Elder Ballard as made goals for missionaries. That we baptize more people from ages 17-25 and talk to 10 people a day. Both these things are really hard. Especially here in Korea. As we work towards what an apostle as asked us to do I believe we will see more miracles :)

Funny story of the week!
Okay so we had to go to a different area because we had to do Tip pass off ( you have to go to our STLs and teach them lessons in Korean and memorize scriptures and vocabulary)
So in order to get to their church you go through a 시장 or an outside market. And as missionaries we are always smiling at people. On our way back home you have to go through the same market. And again we are 인사ing. We get across the street to go wait for our bus and a man comes and taps my companion shoulder. I couldn't understand all of it but I got the jist of what he was saying. This is what happened:

"Uhh, HI!"
"You are Korean right?"
" Yes"
"I don't know how to say this but... you are really pretty can I have your number?"
" Since I am a missionary...."
"I am Christian too"
"But because I am a missionary.."
"Do you have a phone?"
"Uhhhh... (long awkward noise) Here is our name card?"

As we are on the bus
text message:
"Hi this is the person you gave your number too. You are sooooo beautiful! When I first saw you in the market and I knew I had to get your number. And the second time you passed and you smiled at me I fell in love. Can we go out one time?" 
"HTBT, told him we are missionaries can't have boyfriends. We serve for a year and a half and we teach about our gospel and english. If you interested in that we can refer you to the Elders. But thank you and I know it took courage to ask for my number sorry."
"Ahh I hate that. No missionaries can get married and date though! I can't wait a year and half"

Okay it goes on much longer but now we just have to ignore him. So moral of the story is my life hasn't change and my "companions" are the ones who gets the numbers ,ㅎㅎㅎㅎㅎ
I think it was a great way to start off her Birthday haha

This week we also went to a sushi buffet which was AMAZING! 

I also learned that I have been studying wrong this whole time! I don't know how to study and I think I am realizing what it means to study. I haven't really been trying is what I noticed. I have been complaining that it stinks but it was really because I wasn't doing anything more. I now feel quilty that I was begging Heavenly Father that he would give me the gift of tongues but I that was selfish of me. We can't ask things if we don't exercise our faith or just do something about it. God wants to help if we will work for it! 

I love you all! I hope that everything is going great over there in the Mother Land. I miss you all!!

Sister Leavitt

Oh yeah and one of the pictures is of my companion cleaning our AC ( not alot missionaries have that ㅋㅋ) It was sooo moldy!!